Saturday, August 26, 2017

Other Homeowners Ask for Information

My opinion piece about the Parcel 1 "Litigation Fee" and remediation work, below, was originally posted more than a month ago. Over the last month, people have expressed concern about the Board's and the management company's lack of transparency and communication with homeowners, some commenting on the post. Still no word from the Board of Directors. It's also worth noting that two members of the Board, Bill Hart and Mary Ryan, live in Parcel 1.

This problem is costing homeowners throughout the community money and limiting their ability to sell or refinance their property. This is a serious issue and requires the Board's immediate response. Parcel 1 homeowners need answers.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Information Please

Parcel 1 homeowners deserve an explanation from the Princeton Landing Board of Directors. Throughout 2015 and 2016, homeowners in Parcel 1 were required by the Association to pay a quarterly "Litigation Fee" in addition to their monthly maintenance. Homeowners were notified that lawyers had been hired to go after contractors who left substantial damage during a previous attempt at remediation. Numerous times the homeowners were told the lawyers representing the parcel were working on contingency. Homeowners were eventually informed that three settlements for large amounts of money were made. During all this time, homeowners were never given any clear explanation of what their fees were used for, nor has there been any accounting of how much has been spent so far or how much is left. There has not been any mention of a schedule for the remediation work to begin. This lack of communication is unfair to homeowners and shows this Board of Directors in a very poor light. Parcel 1 homeowners deserve to know what is happening.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

KGA Movie Night—"Microcosmos"

Kingston Greenways Association will host a screening of the movie Microcosmos on Wednesday, August 23, at 7:30 pm at the YingHua International School. The school is located at 25 Laurel Avenue in Kingston.

Moviegoers will experience a closeup exploration of the lives of insects. Special cameras and microphones provide a bug's-eye view of the world. Three years in the making, Microcosmos is a one-of-a-kind film praised by critics Roger Ebert and Janet Maslin.

This event is free and open to all. Bring a lawn chair or cushion, as chairs will be in limited supply. For more information, visit KGA or call 609-750-1821.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Sheet Caking Is a Grassroots Movement

"Most of the women I know have been doing it once a week since the election."

Tina Fey gives us all away.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

B.D. Lenz Back in Princeton Area

Contemporary jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz is back to perform at several venues in the Princeton area. B.D. and his trio just returned from a month on the road in the UK and in NY State—27 gigs in 28 days. Here's their schedule of upcoming appearances in our area.

Thursday, August 10
Weeden Park, Lawrenceville
7:00 to 8:30 pm

Saturday, August 12
On the Green
Palmer Square, Princeton
2:00 to 4:00 pm

Saturday, August 12
14 Witherspoon Street, Princeton
8:30 to 10:30 pm

Sunday, September 10
101 Scotch Road, Ewing
7:30 to 9:30 pm

Saturday, September 23
9 Hulfish Street, Princeton
6:00 to  9:00 pm

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Legendary Editor Judith Jones Has Died

1924 – 2017

"For a long time, the women—and they were usually women—who wrote about food were treated as second-class citizens. All because they cook! I think that's opened up. A good writer gets some good assignments, and they're treated better somehow. It just takes time."

Judith Jones was such as inspiration to me. I remember dealing with her as a young editor in the Books Department at Good Housekeeping magazine. She was a strong role model for women starting out in charge of the slush pile, which is where as a young editor in Paris, she found Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl.

Photo: Christopher Hirsheimer